Dupixent (dupilumab) is a prescription drug used to treat certain inflammatory conditions, such as eczema. It’s also prescribed for certain types of asthma. It’s not known whether Dupixent is safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you can become pregnant, it’s important to consider whether Dupixent is a safe option for you.

It isn’t known whether Dupixent is safe to take during pregnancy. If you use Dupixent while pregnant, consider joining the drug’s pregnancy registry. A pregnancy registry monitors the health of people who take a certain drug during pregnancy. To sign up or learn more, you can call 877-311-8972 or visit the registry’s website. You can also talk with your doctor.

Asthma and pregnancy

If you have asthma and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk with your doctor about your treatment plan. Having asthma that’s not well managed during pregnancy can increase your risk of:

Because of this, you and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of using Dupixent while pregnant versus not treating your asthma during pregnancy. You can also see this article to learn more about pregnancy and asthma.

It’s not known whether Dupixent is safe to use while breastfeeding. If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, talk with your doctor before starting Dupixent treatment. They can help determine whether this drug is right for you.

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